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9:10 AM, Sep 30, 2010 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
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The Wall Street Journal reports:

McDonald's Corp. has warned federal regulators that it could drop its health insurance plan for nearly 30,000 hourly restaurant workers unless regulators waive a new requirement of the U.S. health overhaul.

The move is one of the clearest indications that new rules may disrupt workers' health plans as the law ripples through the real world....

Last week, a senior McDonald's official informed the Department of Health and Human Services that the restaurant chain's insurer won't meet a 2011 requirement to spend at least 80% to 85% of its premium revenue on medical care.

Meanwhile, Politico reports that President Obama said the following in response to a woman who challenged him yesterday at a backyard event in Iowa:  "There's nothing in the bill that says you have to change the health insurance you've got right now.... If you were already getting health insurance on your job, then that doesn't change."

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